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Will the 2022 FIFA World Cup go ahead in Qatar?

In December 2010 it was announced that Qatar had won the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the most prestigious tournament in international association football.

The decision was controversial for a number of reasons. Suggestions of corruption and bribery fell under an FBI investigation leading to the fall of FIFA President Sepp Blatter. The tournament is traditionally held in the summer, during which the daytime temperature in Qatar can surpass 50 degrees Celsius, making hosting the tournament safely for players and fans a challenge.

In the middle of 2017, Qatar's neighbours Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the UAE have cut off diplomatic relations and blockaded the border, accusing Qatar of funding and aiding terrorist organisations, placing the competition under threat.

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Will Qatar manage to host the 2022 tournament. It will resolve positively if the World Cup, as sanctioned by FIFA takes place in 2022 in Qatar.

Since there is a possibility of a winter tournament, a World Cup that partially takes place over 2021 or 2023 still resolves positively.

A positive resolution will require all of the matches to be played in Qatar, and for the World Cup to not face a boycott by serious playing nations (which we can define here as any previous winner).


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